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Blaklion Begins Grand National Prep

Last year’s Grand National fourth Blaklion will return to action this weekend and return to the familiar surroundings of Wetherby. He has run three times over the chase course at Wetherby, winning there as a novice before finishing fourth…

The Top 3 Bankers for the 2017 Cheltenham Festival

We’re just a month away from the biggest week of the year in national hunt racing as the Cheltenham Festival provides us with 28 fantastic races to bet on across four days of action. The jockeys, trainers and owners have been waiting all season…
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Former Favourite Native River To Miss Grand National

Welsh Grand National winner and former favourite Native River will miss out on this year’s Grand National at Aintree, with the Colin Tizzard trained seven-year-old expected to instead focus upon the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March. Following…
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Why 2017 Can’t Come Quick Enough For Racing Fans

It has been a big year for horse racing fans this year. From Sprinter Sacre returning to winning ways at Cheltenham after an irregular heartbeat, to Rule The World winning the Grand National at Aintree as a 33-1 long shot. As well as that, odds-on…

An Embarrassment of Riches

Rich Ricci enjoyed the sort of day most racehorse owners would dream of when winning two races on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. True, there was the unfortunate last-flight fall of Annie Power which denied Ricci a treble, but…
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Guide To The Grand National Fences

Having a flutter on the National this year? The big day’s nearly here, but before you have a gander at Completebetting.com's exclusive free bet offers on Grand National, it’s time to get to know the race’s toughest hurdles – those pesky…

BHA Investigate Murphy Incident

The British Horse Racing Authority have been pretty busy it seems with all their investigations of late – and they have another one to add to their list. Those of you who watched the Newbury race on Friday with bated breath will know that…

Mud Fever – As If The Winter Wasn’t Bad Enough!

It’s autumn again, the evenings are dark, and it all means just one thing: it’s time to prepare for another dreaded winter! For horse owners, winter means that the wet, muddy conditions mean that preventative management is heightened. One…

Fear Of Failing Drives McCoy

How anyone with Tony McCoys track record can fear failure is beyond most peoples understanding, however, the 39 year old jockey insists the fear of it is what drives him on. The 18 times Champion jump jockey is set to record his 4,000 winner…

Garswood Lands Lennox Stakes

Richard Fahey has always highly regarded his European Free Handicap winner, Garswood, and he justified the odds to beat Caspar Netscher, who was running at 10 to 1. Boom and Bust, running at odds of 20 to 1, had been the leader for much for…

€11m Spent on Horses at Tattersalls Derby

Horseracing has long been referred to as ‘the sport of kings’, and with good reason, too. When horseracing first emerged centuries ago, it was only royalty and the aristocracy that could afford to breed racehorses. The individuals that bred…

The Career Of A.P. McCoy

Fans of National Hunt racing will all know that AP McCoy has dominated the sport of horse racing for the last two decades. While previous champions have been satisfied with riding over a thousand winners, McCoy is on route for a mind-boggling…